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Make Your Summer Memorable at Your Metroparks

  • June 24, 2020

It’s no secret that this summer looks different than any other before it. This Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to look different as well – but your Metroparks have what you need to make it just as memorable. The night sky above your Metroparks won’t lite up with color this year because we have canceled our annual fireworks displays out of an abundance of caution against large groups gathering in the parks. We are dedicated to keeping you…

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Open Letter: You belong here and you are welcome here. They’re YOUR Metroparks.

  • June 11, 2020

On June 11, 2020 the Board of Commissioners of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks took action to endorse the following open letter statement. There is no question we are living in a time of profound challenge, hurt, anger and frustration. From the coronavirus health pandemic that hit Michigan, our region and communities of color hard, to the horrific incidents and images that show us the underlying racial injustice far too prevalent in our society. It’s been heartbreaking to see the pain and…

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Your Summer Starts This Weekend. And Your Metroparks Are Ready.

  • May 20, 2020

Everyone knows Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer fun. Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re committed to helping the people of Southeast Michigan welcome summertime while staying safe and healthy. With a near-perfect weather forecast in store for us this holiday weekend, we’ll be excited to welcome you back to the Metroparks for fresh air, green trees, sunshine and fun. Beaches will be open starting this weekend (pending water quality tests; we’ll post updates regarding test results…

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Metroparks Golf Courses to Open with Strict Social Distancing Precautions in Place

  • April 28, 2020

Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re proud that so many people across Southeast Michigan have chosen to visit their favorite Metroparks these past weeks. Keeping everyone healthy – physically and mentally – is a critical part of the state’s recovery plan and our commitment to the region. Your Metroparks regulation golf courses are opening Friday, March 26, 2021.  Lake St. Clair Metropark Par 3 golf course will open April 2  and be available for play Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Of…

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Metroparks Implementing Plan for Temporary Closures as Needed to Control Overcrowding

  • April 21, 2020

Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re proud that so many people across Southeast Michigan have chosen to visit their favorite Metroparks these past weeks. Keeping everyone healthy – physically and mentally – is a critical part of the state’s recovery plan and our commitment to the region. All 13 Metroparks will continue to stay open, in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order extension, while also implementing additional distancing measures to help protect the health and welfare…

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Your Metroparks: The Best Place For Social Distancing.

  • March 17, 2020

“Social distancing” has become the best policy for fighting the spread of coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself in your homes for the duration of the outbreak. Instead, one of your best options is making your way to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. After all, the experts tell us it’s okay to be outdoors while social distancing. And we’ve long known the positive physical and mental health benefits of outdoor exercise and recreation. If you’re looking for things…

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Metroparks Covid-19 Precautions

  • March 13, 2020

Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re proud that so many people across Southeast Michigan have chosen to visit their favorite Metroparks these past months. Keeping everyone healthy – physically and mentally – is a critical part of the state’s recovery plan and our commitment to the region. Of course, it’s important that you remember to give other visitors the recommended six feet of safe space. We’re committed to doing all we can to protect Michiganders and keep the parks open…

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Syrup Season: The First Sign of Spring

  • March 6, 2020

By Jessica Getschman, CIG The month of March is upon us, and everyone will soon be keeping an eye out for the first robin and green spikes of daffodils poking through newly exposed soil (unless you’re a park interpreter – we’re watching for skunk cabbage and red-winged black birds, but they’re somewhat of a different story).   Even before these first beacons of spring, much subtler things are happening below the snow.  Temperatures are in fluctuation, and freezing night time temps…

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Agriculture in Winter

  • January 30, 2020

Patrick Bigelow, Kensington Metropark Farm Center Supervisor The first snows of winter have now blanketed farm fields and pastures of southeast Michigan. With fields gleaming white, what do farmers do until spring? While it is true that winter is a slower season for agriculture, it is far from vacation time for farmers. For farms with livestock, winter is business as usual with animals to feed, stalls and sheds to clean, and bedding to spread. Winter does add the extra challenge…

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Free Fields Trips Provided by Your Metroparks

  • January 30, 2020

Adventure, explore, education and free go perfectly together at your Metroparks. Our Interpretive Services Department provides opportunities for schools to expand their classroom learning through field trips. Classes can come out to a Metropark for various adventures to explore different and unique ways to learn new things and best of all they can do it for free. In 2020, we are proud to again offer Get Out and Learn Scholarships for qualifying schools in southeast Michigan. Scholarships cover the cost…

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